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NOAA Fisheries Personnel Default Profile

Thomas P. Good, Ph.D.

Research Fisheries Biologist
Conservation Biology Division
Ecosystem Science Program
Office: (206) 860-3469

Thomas P. Good, Ph.D.

Research Fisheries Biologist


Tom has been a research biologist at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center since 2001. Prior to that, he was a postdoctoral research associate at Brown University and taught courses in vertebrate biology, marine birds and mammals, and field ornithology at the University of Rhode Island, Northeastern University, and the Shoals Marine Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas, where he studied hybridization in seabirds along the U.S. west coast.

Current Research

Tom conducts research on a variety of seabird-fishery interactions. He has conducted field studies of avian predation on juvenile salmonids in the mid-Columbia River and has analyzed Caspian tern predation rates on juvenile salmonids in the Columbia River estuary. Tom monitors and analyzes seabird bycatch in U.S. West Coast groundfish fisheries and conducts research to reduce and mitigate impacts of seabird bycatch. Tom conducts research on seabird consumption of forage fish and juvenile Pacific salmon in Puget Sound and the outer Washington coast, including fieldwork to monitor fish prey condition and contaminant levels in both prey and seabird predators. Tom is the seabird representative on the Pacific Fishery Management Council's Groundfish Endangered Species Workgroup and the seabird team lead for the California Current Integrated Ecosystem Assessment.